Brazilian clubs are rightly proud of their heritage and histories and so they will often celebrate big anniversaries and especially centenaries. This Atletico Paranaense shirt was produced in 2012 while the club themselves were founded in 1924. The more number savvy amongst you will notice that this is a mere 88 year and not 100 years as befits a centenary shirt. The reason for this is that in 1924 Atletico were founded as a result of the merger of two other clubs. One of these was Internacional of Curitiba who were founded in 1912 and played in black and white stripes. This magnificent shirt was designed to replicate the look of one of these old shirts. There is a small nod to Atletico with the modern Paranaense badge on the back of the shirt. This rare piece of Brazilian footballing history came to me from my estimado amigo in Sao Paulo, Bira.